The Laboratory for Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology investigates the effects that drugs and other chemicals exert in human health and disease. Our research aims to identify biochemical pathways and cellular processes that may be targets for novel drug development and use. The Laboratory focuses on several cellular proteins (arylamine N-acetyltransferases and cytosolic sulfotransferases) that have a central role in cancer initiation and progression as well as neurological diseases such as Parkinsons. We also investigate the interaction of nanoparticles and nanomaterials with proteins and cells in order to better understand their potential future pharmacological applications.